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rains. we do have wind advisories across portions of california, nevada and northern portions of the rockies where we can see wind gusts between 50-70 miles an hour. those conditions are very dangerous, not just the flooding and snow but strong winds. flooding across northern california and southern portions of oregon where we are talking about several inches falling today. we're expecting another storm as we head into tomorrow. we do have basically drier conditions across northern california. that will be the story for monday. next storm on tuesday will be taking more of a northerly track. portions of oregon will begin with the heaviest. northern parts of california and expecting heavy mountain snow. over a foot in some of the higher elevations of sierra. so i do want to bring you to the northeast because we're going to have to deal with some rain showers, nothing like california but heavier downpours in portions of upstate new york. >> gregg: maria, thanks very much. >> heather: holiday cheer in short supply on wall street. this is no ordinary year for stocks. >> gregg: diff
northern california cannot catch a break. they are bracing for another drenching on top of the 20" of rain that has fallen in some places. the latest storm is the fur the to slam the region in just a week. the nonstop rain created sinkholes across northern california. this is one road that gave way. it sliced through the utility lines and the winds snapped trees and tower lines and left tens of thousands in the dark. in san francisco, officials say the rain overwhelmed the sewer lines and they had to release 80 million gallons of partly treated sewage into the bay. and now, this is rough out this. >> the last five days they have gotten in some cases close to 2' of rain. a lot of the areas in the mountains and the moisture is squeezed up across the mountains so close to 2' in a few areas. this is the mountains of northern and central california and they could see an additional 1" to 4" of the next round and cold temperatures in the east. but here is the next storm system, portions of oregon, northern california, and washington, you will, again, get an additional 1", 3" or 4" of rain and 1'
that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area of town would have been closed. we would have had to evacuate everyone out. >> but down the road in sonoma.
on the west coast? rick: we had 20" of rain in northern california and new we have a number of storms, and we will deal with 7" to 8" of rain and 6' of mountain snow and the storms if the weekend, will be bottled up across northern california and southern oregon and not moving inland. we will see some of this energy across the central plains on tuesday, so, christmas day, hopefully everyone is already hope and places like oklahoma and arkansas could be looking at a white christmas on tuesday. >>neil: how about that. thank you, rick. as we mentioned the bad weather is making if difficult holiday traveling, and messy highways out there, and night delays, just days before christmas, and mike tolan is live at chicago's o'hare. what is the situation? >>reporter: the worst of the delays are behind us. the big board shows "on time" and "on time." thank lake michigan. it turns a lot of warm up up and the storm became rain and we did not get significant snow in chicago. you have crowds here and people are waiting in line but that is because 200,000 people are going through the airport. the airlines pl
near you. >>> northern california, oregon, and washington state are getting just pummeled with rain, and it's the fourth storm in a row since last wednesday which means there's been no time to recover each time these places get hit, and flooding damage, well, just look at your screen, it's an absolute mess. we have crews covering every angle of this storm. dan simon is in lafayette, california, which is in the northeast part of oakland. there's a massive sinkhole there. chad myers is in the cnn weather center watching these storms as they develop. dan, let me start with you. what's the story on the sinkhole? >> reporter: well, as you said, ashleigh, it is a real mess out here. let me show you what's going on. you can see crews here removing some of the debris. this is a massive sinkhole. this is 80 feet long, 15 feet deep, 40 feet wide. let me explain how this happened. there's a creek that runs beneath the concrete, and it got clogged up and it just washed away all the dirt, and with that the road. you got the whole street closed. it's going to be closed for several months. what cr
light moderate or heavy rain along the north--northern california coastline. by noon time that center or the order of the bay area-- heart of the bay area. >> rain for the weekend on stable with scattered showers. raining all next week. >> let's get an update with traffic. the major incidents on the chp law. traffic moving smoothly. some of the on the bay bridge with no delay in no metering lights. >> the san mateo bridge traffic is moving to the in both directions the right hand side had its worst high-rise traffic picking up a bit but moving at a limit. >> the golden gate bridge to the overnight construction wrapping up. 101 south down as you hit the bridge construction work on the northern edge of the span. >> and aspiring teen artist may have gotten the surprise of a lifetime. a sinking sensation in one amazing reaction. >> a 14 year-old up and coming singer. >> ♪ record management or to come to l.a. and record a stevie wonder song should not wonder. >> she just did it. her idol suddenly materialized as she was singing this song. ♪ how're you doing? >> pinch me. pinch me. >> p
the recent string of storms. most now but shepard it's likely many folks in northern california are keeping their flashlights handy in case storm number 4 gets nativitiy. >> shepard: looks like you are losing a signal. be careful out there. a zombie fest at a middle school. that's the way one student describes the scene after a mood relaxer somehow ended up on the cafeteria menu. it happened at a school in northern new jersey. officials say there several kids got stick after drinking anti-energy drink. they call it marley's mellow mood. a reference to the late reggae icon, of course, the label claims it uses all natural ingredients to help people chill until the next episode. instead, kids at the school say it created a panic. >> some people like spit up and threw up. >> very drowsy and lethargic. >> everyone was going crazy about the new drink and how it's like this drink is great and everyone was buying it. >> bill: and then they wanted doritos the drink's label cautions it is not for kids. now parents are asking why the school sold it to students as young as 11. school officials have now
storm to drench the west coast is still dumping rain across northern california. the system is slowly moving inland but not fast enough for folks who have seen 2 feet of rain in the past week. 9 storm soaked ground is giving way creating sinkholes and it caused tires, rather, trees to topple and the tires of the car cars, as well, into the homes. what is the latest from the weather center? >> a mess. but it will change. look at the storm totals across california: the mountain regions close to 2' of rain including washington and oregon where they got over a foot of rain. a lot of rain if a short period of time so flooding potential. look at the radar we have a cold front across the east we will talk about in a second but the west is going to clear out. we just have moisture moving into central california and the northwest is still going to remain unsettled for the next several days but things are going to dry out as we get into the weekend and early next week. trace? >>trace: that snow is good news for the mountains. i heard shepard talking about june-like weather on the east coast and
for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> a huge snow snowstorm hits northern california hard causing hundreds of delays and cancelling lights in and out of san francisco, with the average delay averaging two hours. it has left many drivers in the sierras unable to stay on the road. oklahoma is expected to get hit hard by snow tonight, complicating travel for the state after santa brought a record of 14 snows on christmas eve shutting the road bay down for the evening. according to aaa more than one in four americans will take a road trip this holiday season. the trip depends on if mother nature and christmas can get along. >> carolyn: let's check in with spencer christian with a look at our forecast. >> no rain in the bay area. as we shifted our attention you can see the rain off the north coast and will bring us wet weather tomorrow. nationally, we can expect showers and thundershowers in parts of the mississippi and gulf coast. snow in parts of oklahoma. cold in the great high plains and mixture in the pacific northwest. here the state, mixed bag. partly sunny and milder do
on the west coast continues to hit northern california hard. causing hundreds of delays and cancelling flights in and out of san francisco. with the average delay lasting over 2 hours. the high winds severe conditions have left many drivers in the sierra unable to even stay on the road. oklahoma is expected to get hit hard with snow tonight into christmas morning. complicating travel for the sooner state just three years after santa brought a record breaking 14 inches of snow on christmas eve shutting the roadway down for the evening. according to triple a more than 1 in 4 americans will take a road trip this holiday season. how festive the trip is all depends on if knots nature and father christmas can get along. tj, abc news, new york. >> well, you might want to try to avoid the warm christmas eve fire you look forward to. bay area air quality management district calls on all of us to refrain from burning wood in the fireplace ors wood stoves tonight. district is hoping to keep the air quality healthy enough so it doesn't have to call a spare the air alert on christmas day. >>> nice holi
of life might consider heading to boise, idaho, or san jose and san francisco in northern california. talks will resume thursday to avoid the fiscal cliff. resident obama and congress are now on christmas vacation. the white house and the house of representatives have still yet to reach an agreement to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will take effect on january first if the american red cross bay area chapter is opening an evacuation center in east palo alto for residents affected by widespread flooding near the san francisquito creek. the creek jumped its banks near west bayshore road and widespread rain across the bay area this weekend. >> @ advance of the rainfall is coming from this on and crew gaffes that main band, through the north bay however, staying of with wind gusting of 30 m.p.h. for the coast. however, not much moisture associated with this system. perhaps one-quarter of 1 in. at the lower elevations. for those located in the hills, not much rainfall many people do not have to be out on the roadways. as most of to be inside. if you're going to the sie
, elizabeth. >>> northern california's cleaning up from a series of storms. the latest packing gale force winds and dropping as much as 15 inches of rain in the coastal mountains. there was flooding in some areas. hundreds of flights were canceled. hundreds of thousands of people were left without power. cnn's meteorologist chad myers has the latest from the cnn severe weather center. chad, these powerful storms in les less than a week. could it have been a whole lot worse? >> certainly. and there will be. there are four more storms to come. we had three. one comes form tomorrow and three lined up like planes heading into an international airport. this is going to be a wet week. 23 inches of rain. not snow. we've had feet of snow in the higher elevations. but 23 inches of rain in spots that has to all run off. now the ground's saturated. it's going to run off every time it rains again. talked about power outages. look at this. this is category 2, 3, 4 wind gusts here in parts of california in the highest of elevations knocking trees down, knocking power lines down as well. backing up to l
of women, real results. >>> a picture has shifted some in rain-soaked northern california. that's a good thing. these are live pictures behind me. it's turned the rainstorm into a snowstorm, and that could keep rivers from overflowing their banks. nbc on the banks of the river right now. miguel, i think we've got a live picture of some nuts behind you who are playing on that water. is this live right now? >> reporter: yeah, craig, you just missed it. they just passed about 30 seconds ago, three guys on inner tubes and wet suits rolling down the river here. this river rarely crests this high. we're actually just above flood stage. although that sounds like the area will be flooding, technically, these homes are built above flood stage, so we're not seeing widespread damage. you mentioned just a short time ago it was snowing here, but it's turned back from snow to light rain. this may be the end of the weather maker today, although the rain and snow comes off and on for most of the day. we started this afternoon with about ten hours of pretty steady rain, then all of a sudden we started se
. satellite radar shows the will of the wet weather still impacting northern california. here in the bay area we are seeing the clouds associated with that system but this is relatively weak in nature. high pressure is changing the track and it is actually staying north. this is a slow mover we will see some showers around santa rosa this afternoon. most of the activity sticks and north of the golden gate bridge today. you can see 3:00 p.m. light rain for napa, fairfield and san raphael. and 10:00 p.m. tonight that some light ride again for santa rosa. it will not build up in intensity. the bulk of the moisture will arrive in the overnight hours. as we pushed the clock and to 8:00 a.m. the peak of your morning commute tomorrow it looks like some light rain around bay area. showers will taper off as we head into tomorrow afternoon. here's a look at your temperatures. warmer compared to yesterday's. 10 degrees warmer compared to 24 hours ago. 51 for snapple. 52 in oakland. half moon bay at 54 degrees 514 napa. upper 50s and the north bay. a lot of cloud cover. 63 for oakland. 634 fremont and re
weather thanks to a second storm system hitting northern california causing major flight delays as well. millions, of course, are traveling today. how will the weather impact your travel? we'll bring in alexandre steele in the center. i'm here in d.c. without any holiday mess, but the mess is on its way, huh? >> it's coming right to the west of you guys. hi everyone. what we see is an incredible storm developing. this is a look at the current radar. this is the opening band. the main act is to the west. look at this. this is where we see delays in atlanta's airport and through the mid-atlantic. suzanne just getting there in time. you see all wet weather heading your way, but that's not the big storm. that's not the big christmas storm. here it is farther to the west. all right. so we put this in motion and show you where it is and where it's going and who will be impacted with really some interesting and quite extreme weather. today it's the wasatch through the colorado rockies. every ski resort gets some banner snow. as we look towards it, we see christmas and look at this. a bull's ey
over northern california. this is slow moving. it will start to stall out and not be as intense as it bay area. you can see on futurecast 4:09 a.m. later to day light rain picking up from palo. 2:00 p.m. today it will stick north of the golden gate. 2:00 a.m. the overnight hours of light rain it looks like it picks up intensity tomorrow morning and will spread its way south as we head into tomorrow afternoon. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast is showing showers from maybe the next 24 hours. after that pretty good conditions. dry conditions around the bay area. we will continue with mild weather as we head into the weekend. that is your weather here in the traffic center. not looking at any hot spots the bay bridge ride is good to go out of oakland into san francisco. very few cars on the road i count them on one hand. no metering lights to deal with. top speed up the incline and pushing for treasure island. >> at the san mateo bridge a different vantage point we consume in the camera later in my next report. it looks like traffic is moving well coming from the toll plaza
there. still some rain in northern california and also up into mendocino county. although chloe up in clearlake says not much yet. also into mendocino county. no wind advisories. as long as this low is heading our in -- as long as this low is heading in our direction. nothing too heavy unless you are up towards mendocino county and lake county. it could be steady, moderate to heavy. russian river will start to get some rain here. mid-60s to the south. cloudy, rain to the north and spreading south into wednesday. we'll kick it out of here. looks good. thursday and friday, dry pattern with your weekend always in view. looks dry but cooler and breezy, especially sunday into monday. 8:37 we could learn more about a horrifying case about an autistic girl missing. staff members followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost site of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. police will only say that an arrest has been made. >> if he is the one that committed the crime, i just am gonna
. a bizarre story, a northern california man charged with imprisoning his ex-wife in his attic. authorities in oroville, 70 miles north of sacramento, say the victim was tortured and raped readily -- allegedly by lawson ranken. >> she was up there because she wanted to be up there. >> why would she want to be up there for two weeks? >> the woman's family disagrees with that. they called the sheriff's department and they say they broke through some recently installed drywall and found the woman injured but still alive. >>> the rain's moved out but now some fog has moved in. which parts of the bay area are still socked in and when you can expect to finally see some sunshine. >>> remember that horrible accident on the golden gate bridge. what may have prevented that from happening. >>> highway 24, looking a little foggy out there. it's very congested, your westbound commute toward the tunnel. we'll have an update -- next. >>> a new jersey congressman is calling for tighter regulation of the train industry after this derailment and spill. he says train companies cannot effectively regulate hims
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hit washington, oregon, and northern california today and more heavy rain is expected to pound the region through tomorrow. flooding is causing problems like sinkholes. cnn's dan simon is standing in front of a huge one in lafayette, california. dan, another round of storms is coming, as wolf said. can that rain-soaked area handle anymore rain? >> reporter: well, it's just a mess, kate, and the forecast is bad news for these rain-soaked communities. let me explain where i am. i'm in lafayette, california, standing inside a sinkhole. this is pretty dramatic. it's 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 deep. let me explain how this happened. the water was gushing beneath the road here. there's a creek. and basically, the soil just ripped away and it caused the street to cave in. crews have been working all day, trying to clear out these large chunks of concrete. they also had to create these alternative lines, these temporary lines for water and sewage to service this neighborhood, so they didn't, you know, go without basic services. the weather has been terrible here in the bay area for
oregon and washington, and hardist hit is northern california. if three storms sounds bad, how about a fourth? a fourth is on the way. a lot of areas are already dealing with some serious flooding. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. >> the fire department was out here, and. >> this is the worst. chad myers joins us now from the cnn weather center in atlanta. it sounds like there's a bit of a break for them today, but i guess they shouldn't get too comfortable. >> absolutely not. no. this is going to be a daily event for the next really 15 days. on one day, off the next. storms are still lined up. we talked about this last week how there's just one after mother. rain ask then a break, rain and then a break. new flash flood watches issued for parts of washington and oregon. flood watches and warnings going everywhere because rivers out of their banks and there's just more rain where this came from. many more days. as we push the rain on shore, the moisture from the pacific will be raining from all the way from washington through the cascades and down and big snows into the sie
to northern california, also oregon, washington state, getting soaked again by the fourth storm just since wednesday. this dangerous weather made for pretty scary situation for an oregon couple. look at this. see this car? looks like half a car now. narrowly escaped being crushed by a tree. >> it is a miracle. it is hard to believe still that we were in there. that's our car. or was. >> wow. some places have seen nearly two feet of rain in just this past week. dan simon is in lafayette, california. just northeast of oakland, where there is this huge, huge sinkhole. i'm guessing you're standing somewhere near it, dan. show me what it is and how they're going to fix it. >> reporter: yeah, hey, brook, we're standing in the middle of this enormous sinkhole in lafayette, california, about 20 miles east of san francisco. you can see some of the crews here clearing away the debris. let me explain to you how this happened. there is actually a creek that runs underneath this, or it did. and it basically got clogged and it tore away all the dirt, all the mud, and with it brought down the street. you
through portions of arizona, new mexico and southern california, showery there. a little bit of snow activity early on this friday up along the eastern shore of erie and ontario. 20s in the northern plains. montana now, the chilly spot on this map with 13. we've got about 27 in raleigh durham and later today, things will warm up a little in raleigh almost 60. the same for memphis. warm along the coast. 50s and 60s and 60s through portion of texas. 30s in the northern plains and portions of new england. >> gretchen: brian, my son is the sportscaster at school today. so he's paying close attention to see what you say right now. >> steve: no pressure. >> brian: i can't wait to see that tape. i'm sure he'll do great. let's talk about thursday night football. let's start there because cincinnati and the eagles locked in a game that cincinnati had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive and they did. turnovers were the key. philadelphia gave this game away. five turnovers in all. a messy season for them where they underachieve and they're having a change in coaching. cincinnati will face
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